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27 July 2021

Independent review of drugs by Dame Carol Black: government response

Dame Carol was commissioned by the Home Office and Department of Health and Social Care to undertake a 2-part independent review of drugs, to inform government thinking and policy. Today, the government issues its response.

Confidence returns to in-person health events

In-person London events! Laing Buisson will hold its Private acute healthcare conference on 14 October at the Royal Society of Medicine, Hazell & Partners will hold its Updates in addiction forum on 17 September – and the DB Recovery+ Ukesad

“Gambling industry is grooming our children”

More needs to be done to protect children and young people from gambling addiction, members of both Houses of Parliament warned.  They fear that regular exposure to betting ads is desensitising children to gambling dangers.

Priti Patel vows to crack down on crime with GPS and alcohol tags

Writing in the Daily Mail, Home Office minister Priti Patel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a trial of alcohol monitoring tags, to check if those guilty of drink-fuelled crime stay off booze. It is part of the Beating Crime

Alcohol withdrawal in acute hospital settings

There’s been a drop in specialist inpatient beds for alcohol withdrawal and alcohol treatment – and a rise in alcohol-related admissions in general as well as admissions for alcohol withdrawal to acute hospital settings, the Society for the Study of

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